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BENCHER
English law. A bencher is a senior in the inns of court, entrusted with their government and direction. ... more

BENEFICE
eccles. law. In its most extended sense, any ecclesiastical preferment or dignity, but in its more limited sense, it is applied only to rectories and vicarages. ... more

BENEFICIA
In the early feudal times, grants were made to continue only during the pleasure of the grantor, which were called munera, (q. v.) but soon afterwards... more

BENEFICIAL
Of advantage, profit or interest, as the wife has a beneficial interest in property held by a trustee for her. Vide Cestui que trust. ... more

BENEFICIAL INTEREST
That right which a person has in a contract made with another, as if A makes a contract with B that he will pay C... more

BENEFICIARY
This term is frequently used as synonymous with the technical phrase cestui que trust. (q. v.) ... more

BENEFICIO PRIMO ECCLESIASTICO HABENDO
Eng. eccl. law. A writ directed from the king to the chancellor, commanding him to bestow the benefice which shall first fall in the kings gift, above... more

BENEFICIUM COMPETENTIAE
The right which an insolvent debtor had, among the Romans, on making session of his property for the benefit of his creditors, to retain what was... more

BENEFIT
This word is used in the same sense as gain (q. v.) and profits. (q. v.) 20 Toull. n. 199. ... more

BENEFIT OF CESSION
Civil law. The release of a debtor from future imprisonment for his debts, which the law operates in his favor upon the surrender of his property for... more

BENEFIT OF CLERGY
English law. An exemption of the punishment of death which the laws impose on the commission of certain crimes, on the culprit demanding it. By modern statutes,... more

BENEFIT OF DISCUSSION
civil law. The right which a surety has to cause the property of the principal debtor to be applied in satisfaction of the obligation in the first... more

BENEFIT OF DIVISION
In the civil law, which, in this respect, has been adopted in Louisiana, although, when there are several sureties, each one is bound for the whole... more

BENEFIT OF INVENTORY
civil law. The benefit of inventory is the privilege which the heir obtains of being liable for the charges and debts of the succession, only to the... more

BENEVOLENCE
duty. The doing a kind action to another, from mere good will, without any legal obligation. It is a moral duty only, and it cannot be enforeed... more

BENEVOLENCE
English law. An aid given by the subjects to the king under a pretended gratuity, but in realty it was an extortion and imposition. ... more

TO BEQUEATH
To give personal property by will to another. ... more

BEQUEST
A gift by last will or testament, a legacy. (q. v.) This word is sometimes, though improperly used, as synonymous with devise. There is, however, a distinction... more

BESAILE or BESAYLE
domestic relations. The grea-grandfather, proavus. 1 Bl. Com. 186. Vide dile. ... more

BEST EVIDENCE
Means the best evideince of which the nature of the case admits, not the highest or strongest evidence which the nature of the thing to be... more

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